|Shelf Oddity is a new player in the model ship aftermarket world. Their first release is a bold new photo etch pagoda replacement for the IJN Kirishima as in 1942. This set replaces the thick plastic parts found on the various kits now on the market with parts that are more to-scale.|
|The first fret is made up of the upper levels. Relief etched to highlight the detailing. The walls have nice conduit and hatch detailing etched on. Lines are etched on the bottom of the platforms to help locate the bracing and support gussets.|
|This fret contains most of the lower levels. Again relief etching is utilized to give these otherwise flat parts a 3D look. One level even has nice deck planking. Once assembled the various levels of the pagoda will have a realistic opened up appearance with scale thickness walls.|
|Here are some images supplied by the manufacturer along
with a link to Greg Moczko's Kirishima build using this set.
|The instructions are eight pages available for download
The images below are converted from that pdf.
is a really cool set. I wouldn't recommend this set for a beginner but
if you're experienced with photo etch you will love what this set can do
to your kit.
This is set #SO70001 - Kirishima Main Pagoda PE set with a list price of 19.00 EUR or about $20.80 US at today's exchange rate. You can buy their products directly from Shelf Oddity on their website.